This week on Behind the Lens, all tax propositions backed by the mayor’s office lost at the ballot box last week. We discuss what comes next.

Jason Williams is the next district attorney for New Orleans and has promised reform. And in a scorching rebuke to the city, a federal magistrate recommends their request to stop construction on the jail facility known as Phase III.

The school board elections are over with one incumbent losing her seat. And all but one charter school get the green light from Superintendent Henderson Lewis.

Our guests this week are government and cultural economy reporter Michael Isaac Stein, criminal justice reporter Nick Chrastil, education reporter Marta Jewson, and The Lens editor, Charles Maldonado.

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Carolyne Heldman

Carolyne Heldman has been in media for 35 years, most recently as Executive Director at an NPR member station in Colorado where she was responsible for new multi-platform content initiatives, strategic...